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Agile Coaches or Trainers

History

Ever since products have been made, creators have worked hard to improve the development process—removing rules and steps that negatively affected the process and adding those that improved it. The most successful development processes, known as frameworks, were adopted by many creators and companies. Popular frameworks include Scrum, Kanban, Lean, feature-driven development, extreme programming, dynamic systems development method, and test-driven development.

In February 2001, 17 software development and testing practitioners wrote the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. The term Agile (which encompasses all the aforementioned frameworks) was selected because it effectively conveyed the need for nimbleness, speed, and flexibility in the development process. Later in 2001, some of the manifesto’s authors and others who were interested in Agile development formed the Agile Alliance as a nonprofit organization to educate the world about Agile.

Over the past two decades, Agile software development became extremely popular, and a need developed for Agile coaches who could educate executives about this type of software development and teach the company’s employees how to integrate and adopt the philosophy into its work. In recent years, the Agile methodology has been increasingly adopted by non-tech employers—creating even more opportunities for Agile coaches.

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